How big is your 2 year old?

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Registered: 11-04-2007
How big is your 2 year old?
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Mon, 06-21-2010 - 2:07pm
My daughter just turned 2 yesterday. She does not have her 2 year check-up until August 3rd because that was the first available. I did however take her last week for some cold symptoms, I was getting worried about the flu. The doctor was not worried about her cold more-so about her weight. She is about 32" tall and 22lbs. She wants me to give her pedisure at bedtime everynight but she will not drink it at all. I was wondering just how "small" she is compared to other 2 year olds. This has me very concerned.

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 2:47pm

My son is VERY large for a 2 year old..he hasn't had his check up yet, but at his 18month he was 37 1/2 inches tall and 34 lbs. (he was off the chart for height and in the 90th or so for weight??) And he's even bigger now...wearing a 3-4T.

So I'm afraid you don't want to use our measurements. Um, I can tell you that my twins were at the 50 percentile for weight at the age of 1 when they weighed in at 20lbs, so I can understand her concern. Do you give her the chocolate kind? How do you feel about her eating? Does she eat well? Could it be that she's metabolizing food really quickly?

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Registered: 11-04-2007
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 3:36pm
I tried the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry kind. I tired pediasure and nutrapals. She absolutely hates them. She's a relatively picky eater. She loves fruit so I give her as much as she wants because it seems to be one of the only things she eats. If I make her a burger or something, she will eat the meat but not the bread. Same with pizza, she will eat the cheese and toppings but not the crust. I'm going to attach a picture. This picture was taken yesterday, my daughter is the one in the bathing suit and my niece is the one next to her in the green shirt. My niece is only 3 months older. My daughter is in 12-18 months clothes, my niece is in 3t.
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 4:08pm

What has been her percentile range all along? Yes, she is small - but that is not necessarily cause for concern. If she was measuring in a high percentile for weight and THEN dropped under the 10th percentile for weight (she's measuring in the 3rd percentile) it would be. That is why you look at percentiles...to see where you child is and watch if they stay there or there is a dramatic shift of some sort. Are you small? Are other family members?


My nephew is tiny but his mother is 4'10 so it makes perfect sense.


I hope that is the case here :)


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Registered: 02-26-2008
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 4:29pm

I'd say she looks perfectly fine..not malnourished or anything...just "little"

And it sounds like she eats like most other toddlers. My kids eat the same exact way...

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Registered: 08-18-2006
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 4:44pm

Don't worry. My DD Aparna will be 4 in 4 months and she is just 30lbs. If I remember correctly she was around the same weight as your DD when she was 2. As you said we also tried everything but she hated pediasure, Nestle carnation breakfast etc. I want eating to be fun and not pressurizing. Not to mention I was pressurized to feed her until she was 2.5 or so. But these days I just dont bother. It takes so much energy from me and DH to have her eat something that she will put weight. She loves cheese, yogurt and we are mainly rice eaters. I try to add as much healthy fat as possible for her. She is very active and her development skills are very good so far. Her Ped doesnt seem to bother because she always has been a lean kid since birth. Never crossed her 25% limit and above average height. I am petite (5.2) and DH is average (5.10). Not to compare, but my SIL is shorter than me and my bro is shorter than my DH but their kids are 90% :-)


Don't take tensions. If she is developing normally and eating somethign good, I wouldnt bother. DH and I keep saying Atleast some day she has got to eat and we curse her (just kidding) by saying one day you will be so fat :-)

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Registered: 10-30-2007
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 5:02pm
Logan is going to be 4 in September and he weights about 31lbs. He's always been in the 10%-20% for weight & height. I think he's about 36-37" tall right now.

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Registered: 11-04-2007
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 10:09am
She has lost 2lbs since her 18month check-up. That sent her from the 30th percentile, to below the 5th. I am 5'7 and "overweight" at 175 (pre-pregnancy) and dh is 6'4 and 300lbs, so she doesn't get it from us. None of the women in the family are small that I can think of and the only "small" man in the family is my dad and he is 5'11 and 185. Her doctor is scaring me, saying she wants to see her every 4 weeks until she starts gaining weight. She also has to see an otolaryngologist because she has swollen lymph nodes in her neck, I'm hoping the two have nothing to do with one another. She sees the otolaryngologist on the 30th.

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 06-23-2010 - 11:28am

Hi - I occasionally lurk ...and just wanted to quickly pipe in

My DD (now 27 months), was ~22# and 36" at her 2 year old check-up. She has always been off the charts for height and 20-30% for weight. My Dr has never been worried since she has continued to follow her growth curve. He even stresses to not make food into a power struggle - they typically eat 1-2 good meals a day and snack at other meals. (I just try to make sure she gets healthy options and tries everything.) In addition, I would say that since about 15-18 months, my DD really has not gained any weight - just grown taller. This is somewhat expected as they tend to thin out as they go from being a one year old to a 2 year old.

My mother tried to convince me to feed my DD pediasure, I absolutely refused as I thought she was fine just the way she was / is and I did not want her to get a sweet tooth (it is pretty high in sugar).

Obviously listen to your dr, but also listen to what your "gut" is telling you.

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Registered: 07-07-2006
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 3:45pm

Hi ... I know you posted this a while ago, but I figured I'd respond anyway.


My DD is 22 months (will be 2 in September) and she seems to be about the same size as your DD.

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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 12:21am
My daughter is on the smaller side as well and always has been. She will be two in a couple of weeks and is the same height as your daughter and weighs about 25 pounds. My niece on the other hand is two months older than her and is almost 3 inches taller than her and weighs 33 pounds! I used to worry about her weight (Especially because she has had acid reflux since birth) but, after discussing it with her pediatrician she was not worried at all. As long as she is eating(picky or not) as long as she is getting full and growing each time then I think she is probably just fine! :) My opinion...Fruit is soo healthy for her and if she eats dairy and meat then there is nothing more in that pedia-sure or nurtipals than what she is already getting! :) Maybe give her a mulit-vitamin? We love the Gummies Vitamin/Minerals from Costco! :) Good luck with everything!!

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